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Now displaying: September, 2022
Sep 29, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Enavate.

Cloud ERP and CRM migrations remain a significant but challenging opportunity for Microsoft partners. From Dynamics GP and NAV to AX and CRM, Dynamics customers are planning for the future of their enterprise solutions, but the path forward is not always clear, both in terms of understanding the technical challenges and planning for the optimal future state.

Jennifer Ranz and Chad Sogge of Enavate join us on this episode to provide updates on their team's various upgrade and migration tools and programs. A significant portion of Enavate's effort is focused on working with other partners, they explain, because the demand for cloud migration projects remains high even as partner organizations remain stretched.  We discuss the launch of the Dynamics 365 Business Central assessment tool developed by Enavate and its role in the channel. Chad also provides an update on enterprise migrations to F&O and CE.

And we discuss  what the upgrade and migration landscape looks like overall today, both for partners and for customers. Many of the challenges, risks, and opportunities of the past look very different today, they say, and we discuss how the technology and methodologies have improved.

Show Notes:

  • 2:00 - What's new in upgrade services and tools at Enavate
  • 3:30 - The launch of the Dynamics GP to D365 upgrade & migration assessment tool
  • 6:45 - How partners should think about using the GP to Dynamics 365 assessment tool
  • 8:45 - What partners should do if they are not ready to support a Dynamics 365 migration
  • 11:30 - How GP customers can get access to the assessment tool (and share the findings with their partner)
  • 15:45 - Observations based on aggregated, non-identifiable usage metadata from the assessment tool
  • 20:15 - What's new in standard migration assessments to Dynamics 365 F&O and CE and how partners work together on white labeled services
  • 23:45 - Making the channel economic case on increasing the volume of enterprise migrations to the cloud
  • 26:45 - What NAV customers need in an assessment tool for moving to Business Central

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Sep 28, 2022

The first Microsoft Power Platform Conference (MCCP) 2022 has now concluded, and we catch up with Microsoft MVP Asif Rehmani to discuss what we learned at the event. We review some of the things we learned about Power Platform's position within the larger Microsoft Cloud, how SharePoint will co-exist with it, the various user roles related to Power Platform adoption, and our perception of the Microsoft product team's outlook. We also look ahead to how Power Platform events supported by Microsoft could change in the next year.

 

Asif has also written a LinkedIn post sharing his event experiences.

 

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Sep 13, 2022

Editor's Note: This episode is sponsored by Dooap.

Machine learning technology has become more common and more accessible in AP automation solutions in recent years. Our guest, Kristin Ewart of Dooap, tells us how her clients are deploying ML as part of their AP and invoice management solutions today and how the experience has transitioned from one of training and modelling to one of passive learning and rapid deployment.

 

But all ML capabilities are not created equal, and Kristin offers guidance on what to expect in areas like predictive coding, three way matching, and workflow automation alongside a Dynamics 365 solution. She also shares her observations on what the addition of ML capabilities has done to improve the experiences of workers involved in AP approvals and those responsible for managing those processes.

 

Show Notes:

  • 1:30 - How much and how often is ML used today in AP scenarios?
  • 4:00 - ML capabilities that are adding value in AP automation solutions
  • 7:30 - The relationship between automation and ML training
  • 8:45 - Capturing data based on invoice history with OCR and other ML tools
  • 10:00 - Benefits realized from transitioning from rules-based solutions to ML
  • 14:30 - How ML predictive models work in Dooap today and what passive learning really means
  • 18:00 - What's next for ML in automation scenarios

Book a demo with Dooap at www.dooap.com/book-a-demo

Sep 8, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Mavim.

An organization can invest in extensive business process modeling, but without an effective way for workers to access that information, the effort may not lead to any noticeable improvements.

Our guest on this episode, Shrikanth Balla, product lead for Mavim Portal, focuses his efforts on the challenge of helping an organization's people access process models and consume the guidance to incorporate it into their work. Shrikanth explains more about where the concepts of business process modelling and digital twins align, as well as one of the key touchpoints for process consumption, the enterprise systems like Dynamics ERP and CRM, and Power Platform solutions.

Show Notes:

  • 2:00 - What does it mean for a portal to serve as a consumption platform?
  • 5:00 - What are digital twins about in the context of business process?
  • 7:00 - The consumption perspective of a digital twin and its evolution over time
  • 9:45 - The challenge of harmonizing processes
  • 14:00 - Where a portal fits in with an enterprise system like Dynamics or Power Platform
  • 20:30 - Portals in the context of cloud migration efforts by Microsoft customers
  • 23:00 - Why Power Platform is so exciting to Mavim

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